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Focus on Spain

Since winning the Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Spain has appeared as a leader in terms of architectural quality, and we regularly refer to the Spanish scene as a mix of inventiveness, attention to detail and local relevance. What is the basis of this model? How do young Spanish architects combine their demand for quality with precarious economic conditions? 

AA’s 419th issue answers this questions by showcasing offices less well known than the last Pritzker laureates to highlight a particularly creative and dynamic young architectural scene.

News. Latest news from Venice 57th International Art Biennale, 2017 Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, 2017 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Réinventer Paris II, Volume bookshop’s selection…
Profile. Archikubik : against cynicism, by Emmanuelle Borne

Introduction. An army of survivors, by Emmanuelle Borne
Heritage. In the name of Spanish architecture, by Jean-Philippe Hugron
Survey. Spanish architecture reinvented, by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa

Case study. Building on the built, by Pablo Canga
• Harquitectes, école 906, Sabadell, 2014
• Amid.cero9, Institución Libre de Enseñanza, Madrid, 2014
• Vaumm, garages et ascenseurs urbains Galtzaraborda, Errenteria, 2013
• Ripoll Tizón, logements sociaux, Majorque, 2012
• Estudio Entresitio, #house#1.130, Madrid, 2013
• Izaskun Chinchilla, réhabilitation du château de Garcimuñoz, 2016
• GPY Arquitectos, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2014
• Pancorbo Arquitectos + José de Villar + Carlos Chacón, Centre de congrès et d’exposition Vegas Altas Villanueva de la Serena, 2014
• Núria Salvadó, Centre d’art Cal Massó, Reus, 2009

Back from. Holiday high-rises, by Laurie Picout with a reportage by Jean-Philippe Hugron

Players. Manuel Ángel Gonzáles Fustegueras : “Is urban development able to resist a crisis?”, interview by Francesco Della Casa
Design. The Spanish trademark, by Oscar Duboÿ
Art. Jordi Colomer’s anarchitecture, by Régis Durand

Multiple spaces, by Pauline Malras and Kaoru Urata

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